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The History of Chowan Beach
by George Farrell and Rawl Gelinas
Preface  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5
Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10


The history of Chowan Beach, Arrowhead Beach, Bandon Plantation, and rural Chowan County have so much in common that it is very difficult to separate each from the other in many respects.  Up until the actual creation of the Chowan Beach Sub-Division and then the subsequent creation of the Arrowhead Beach Sub-Division, these two communities both share a common history going back to the pre-colonial days of the Native Americans. 

This is followed by time of the colonial settlers, the post colonial days right up to the many decades and different owners of Bandon Plantation which eventually provided much of the land of what we know now as Chowan Beach and Arrowhead Beach. 

Most of this history was written by George Farrell and was originally intended to be a history of Arrowhead Beach.  George kindly re-wrote it with Chowan Beach in mind (especially Part 10) and passed it to me for editing, minor corrections, and transcription into html. 

Thank you George for all the work you put into this effort.  - Rawl Gelinas June 2010

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